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procalcitonin

Known as: Pro-Calcitonin, Calcitonin Precursor Polyprotein, Pro Calcitonin 
A 116 amino acid peptide precursor of calcitonin. It is normally present at low levels in serum, but is released into the bloodstream in response to… Expand
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Review
2017
Review
2017
Background and Purpose: Natriuretic peptides have led the way as a diagnostic and prognostic tool for the diagnosis and… Expand
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Review
2017
Review
2017
BACKGROUND Acute respiratory infections (ARIs) comprise of a large and heterogeneous group of infections including bacterial… Expand
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Review
2016
Review
2016
The host inflammatory response against infections is characterized by the release of pro-inflammatory cytokines and acute-phase… Expand
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Review
2016
Review
2016
BackgroundSepsis is one of the most common diseases that seriously threaten human health. Although a large number of markers… Expand
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Highly Cited
2010
Highly Cited
2010
BACKGROUND Reduced duration of antibiotic treatment might contain the emergence of multidrug-resistant bacteria in intensive care… Expand
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Highly Cited
2009
Highly Cited
2009
CONTEXT In previous smaller trials, a procalcitonin (PCT) algorithm reduced antibiotic use in patients with lower respiratory… Expand
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Highly Cited
2008
Highly Cited
2008
RATIONALE The duration of antibiotic therapy in critically ill patients with sepsis can result in antibiotic overuse, increasing… Expand
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Highly Cited
2007
Highly Cited
2007
BACKGROUND Therapy with antibiotics influences recovery only in selected cases of COPD exacerbations. We evaluated the efficacy… Expand
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Highly Cited
2001
Highly Cited
2001
To assess the diagnostic value of procalcitonin (PCT), interleukin (IL)-6, IL-8, and standard measurements in identifying… Expand
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Highly Cited
1993
Highly Cited
1993
Abstract High concentrations of calcitonin-like immunoreactivity have been found in the blood of patients with various… Expand
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